The Bijou Theatre is proud to introduce our inaugural Imagination Series - offering a new field trip experience for students that inspires the intellect and imagination of young people by providing opportunities to experience and learn through the arts. We hope that your classroom will join us for one of these special presentations!
supported by Pilot Flying J
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Best for Grades K – 3
This beloved story by Eric Carle, award-winning children’s book illustrator, and author, is retold on stage through the magic of black light and fanciful puppets. The Very Hungry Caterpillar follows the wonderful adventures of a very tiny and very hungry caterpillar as he eats his way through an amazing variety of foods on his path to becoming a beautiful butterfly. This hour-long production features the imaginative approach to storytelling through theater that has earned international recognition. 60 minutes – No Intermission Price: $6/student
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Best for Grades K – 3
Hop on board for an unforgettable ride with the Pigeon. It’s
not easy being the Pigeon—you never get to do ANYTHING! But when the Bus Driver has a crisis that threatens to make her passengers (gasp!) late, maybe that wily bird CAN do something. Starring an innovative mix of actors, puppets, songs, and feathers, Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! (The Musical) is sure to get everyone’s wings flapping. With a script written by Mo Willems, the creator of the #1 New York Times best- selling, Caldecott Honor award-winning “Pigeon” picture books, along with longtime collaborator and Disney Jr.’s Muppet Babies executive producer Mr. Warburton, and featuring music by Deborah Wicks La Puma, the composer behind Elephant & Piggie’s We Are in a Play!, this comedic musical production is even more fun than staying up late and having a hot dog party! 60 minutes – No Intermission Price: $6/student
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Best for Grades 5 – 12
Text from Shakespeare’s masterpieces are transformed into fresh and dynamic jazz songs that have audiences singing along in sheer delight. Shakespeare in Jazz is an engaging, participatory celebration of Shakespeare’s work, offering an exciting new way to experience his genius. Great for those discovering his plays for the first time and for Shakespeare aficionados alike! Throughout the concert, audience members will join Daniel’s jazz group, featuring an amazing jazz vocalist, as they sing along to catchy, original songs based on A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night, Macbeth, Hamlet and many more! 60 minutes – No Intermission Price: $6/student
To enhance your students’ understanding of each performance, we provide guidebooks that offer thematic learning units, lesson plan suggestions, and background information that will help you create classroom and life learning contexts for your students. Each guidebook provides specific production details, artistic insights, and study materials for use before and after each performance.
The Bijou doesn’t want cost to be a barrier for your students to experience the arts, so we’re offering a limited number of ticket subsidies to schools in need of funding assistance. Subsidy requests can be made when completing the registration form. Please be prepared to supply the percentage of the entire school population who are enrolled in the free & reduced lunch program and a brief narrative explaining your school’s assistance request.
Schools may apply for assistance with their travel costs when completing the registration form. Please be prepared to supply the percentage of the entire school population who are enrolled in the free & reduced lunch program, the number of buses & estimated cost, and a brief narrative explaining your school’s assistance request. A limited number of travel grants are available to reimburse 50% of your travel costs and will be distributed after the performance and required documentation has been submitted to the Bijou. Travel Grant reimbursement form and receipts are due to the Bijou no later than 30-days following the performance.